Responsibilities include operating a point-of-sale system, price scanner, and credit-card terminal. Knowledge of the content of books or details about other merchandise is not required.
Demonstrate and operate various pieces of historic railroad equipment from the Museum’s collections in safe surroundings. Training is unique to these positions and is detailed in the equipment operations training manuals (available upon request).
Front-desk volunteers greet museum visitors, collect fees, and issue admission tickets; give directions and answer simple questions. Museum staff will train volunteers on operating the cash register and credit card terminal.
Trained volunteers lead tours for schools and other groups.
The Museum Annex is open weather permitting. Annex volunteers answer visitor questions and guide them through the equipment in the collection. Gradual learning about the locomotives and railroad cars on exhibit by reading the Museum Equipment Guide is expected. Volunteers who pass the museum’s safety test give handcar rides.
Volunteers sell tickets for train or motor car rides on weekends and holidays May through September, and during special events, in the Wabuska Depot near the museum entrance. Museum staff will train volunteers on operating the cash register and credit card terminal.
Environmental Volunteers are needed for monitor and battery recycling, training and community campaign development.
Assist the Education Department by answering phone calls and documenting school and adult tour requests. With experience, volunteers can enter information into the computer and generate tour guide requests. Volunteers will use office phone, Microsoft Windows and Office software. Training provided. Needed 2-5 hours Monday-Friday.
Present fully developed educational programs to school-aged children either at the museum or at schools. Program topics vary from fossils to fungus. Preferred volunteer traits include enthusiasm for educating children, ability to learn science material and presentation techniques, patience, and flexibility. Training provided. Tours tend to be seasonal. During the school year, program leaders are…
Greet visitors and help them find their way around the museum. Needed 4-5 hours Wednesday-Saturday.